Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for St. Louis Medical Professionals
Men’s Fitness magazine ranked St. Louis, Missouri as the 23rd fattest city in the United States in its 2012 survey entitled “The Fittest and Fattest Cities in America.”
The 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index provided St. Louis with the overall well-being score of 67.5, which was only .1 percent higher than the average (67.4) for large metro areas included in the survey.
Six sub-categories were considered in the creation of the Gallup Index overall score for 190 metropolitan areas that were surveyed. These focused on emotional health, physical health, work environment, healthy behavior, life evaluation, and basic access.
The presence of diabetes among St. Louis residents has decreased between 2010 and 2012 from 11.5 percent to 10.9 percent. There was little fluctuation in the prevalence of obesity from 2010 to 2012 with the 2012 rate at 26.3 percent. The city’s obesity rate was two percent higher than the average rate for large metro areas.
The frequency at which St. Louis inhabitants were uninsured dropped between 2010 and 2012 from 14.9 percent to 11.6 percent. Optimism among residents that the city was becoming a better place to live was the same in 2010 and 2012 at a rate of 58.5 percent.
There was also little movement with the frequency that St. Louis locals exercise regularly (30-minute workouts at least three days a week), increasing from 50.6 percent in 2010 to 51.6 percent in 2012. The occurrence of residents eating the daily-recommended five servings of vegetables and fruits was 54.2 percent in 2012.
Our Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course offered on this website arms individuals with the tools that are needed to deliver life saving medical care to children. During training, individuals will develop the skill set to swiftly and accurately assess a child’s condition before moving to take action. Excellent team interaction and cooperation are emphasized as an essential aspect of successfully resuscitating a child.
Basic Life Support (BLS) training is required before a person can successfully complete a PALS test. Available through this website, BLS tests are the first step in developing the ability to respond to children and adults in emergency situations. BLS incorporates the 2010 edition handbook from the American Heart Association (AHA) 2010 into its coursework.
Providers should revisit a BLS course if advances are made in the field of cardiac care to stay on top of best practices. AHA adjusts its guiding principles as strides are made in cardiac care. BLS teachers will instruct students both in one and two person team resuscitations as a key part of the “Chain of Survival.”
Cardiac arrests are currently responsible for the highest number of deaths worldwide, so these available courses could very well save lives in St. Louis.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) incorporates BLS into responding during cardiac and neurological emergencies. By stepping in early on during cardiac dysrhythmias, you could increase a person’s probability of survival.
PALS, BLS and ACLS certified providers assist residents during possibly fatal medical crisis.
St. Louis needs more certified ACLS providers!